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Tour of St. Michael, Minnesota

Updated: Feb 7, 2023

Today we're checking out St. Michael, Minnesota!

With some of the best schools in the Twin Cities, tons of new housing stock, and great outdoor spaces, St. Michael has a lot going for it. Stick around to check it out!

Let's get it!

St. Michael Vibes

Home to nearly 20,000 residents, St. Michael is located about 30 minutes from downtown Minneapolis, 40 minutes from downtown St. Paul, and 50 minutes to the airport, and that's with good traffic. St. Michael is bordered to the north by the cities of Albertville and Otsego, as well as the Monticello Township. It is bordered to the east by Otsego, to the south by the cities of Hanover and Rogers as well as Rockford Township, and to the west by Buffalo Township.

Schools serving the city of St. Michael are excellent. The city is served primarily by the St. Michael/Albertville ISD #885 which is rated an A*. A very small western portion is served by the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose ISD #877, which is rated a B+*. Not only is the St. Michael/Albertville School District is rated the #1 overall school district for athletes in Minnesota, it is also ranked a top 10 district overall in Minnesota. Without making it too lengthy, almost all of the schools serving the area are rated an A - High Schools, Middle Schools, and Elementary Schools.

Home Price Statistics

The median sale price in St. Michael comes in around $443k, higher than the Twin Cities median of around $350k. Approximately 88% of St. Michael residents own their home, with about 12% renting. If you're in the market for a single-family home, currently on the market in St. Michael homes start around $240k on the low end, and can go for upwards of around $1.1m on the high end. If you're interested in a condo or townhome, currently on the market prices range from around $218k and upwards of $630k.

There is a diversity of housing options here. Specifically, you can get a suburban feel in the central and eastern portions, while a farm/rural feel in the southern and western portions. Near downtown St. Michael, there's more of the older/small town vibes as well.

Pros + Cons


  • Fantastic schools - top 10 overall and #1 for athletes

  • Diverse housing options

  • A lot of big houses and big yards

  • Great outdoor spaces

  • Has suburban amenities while still maintaining a small town feel

  • Path of progress - continuing to grow with more commercial amenities to follow


  • Commercial amenities have not caught up yet

  • Spread out

  • Cabin traffic

  • Cons associated with a suburb - cookie cutter, not a ton going on here

For Fans Of

Basically, if you like this city, you might want to check out these other places 👇

  • Albertville

  • Rogers

  • Otsego

  • Farmington

  • Rosemount

  • Shakopee

  • Chaska

To Sum Up St. Michael in Three Points

  • Fantastic schools

  • Mix of small town, suburban, and rural vibes

  • Wide variety of housing options

As We Depart

Every day I help people who are moving or relocating to the Twin Cities area, find the home of their dreams in one of the best metropolitan areas in the country! If you're looking for a full-service Real Estate company that specializes in these cross-country moves, or just across the city, look no further.

Welcome to the Twin Cities - Make Yourself at Home!

Jesse Lynch - The New Face of Real Estate

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Call/Text (612) 564-1868

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